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Letter 1019

Stokes, J. L. to Darwin, C. R.

6 Nov 1846

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    Is upset by what has happened [see 1017], but does not know how CD's note reached Grey.


Haverfordwest | South Wales

Saturday | Nov. 6th 46

My dear Darwin

Your letter of the 3d with its enclosure has greatly surprised and annoyed me.

I remember receiving the note of yours you have alluded to and thought I had destroyed it at the time, but how, or by what unfair means it has been most wickedly sent to Governor Grey I am quite at a loss to know It gives me great concern to think, that I should in any way be the means of placing you in such a disagreeable position, and rest assured it will ever be a matter of deep regret to your very faithful friend | J Lort Stokes

P.S. | I shall endeavour to find out the mischief maker.

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    Stokes later concluded that CD's original letter had been sent to his printers mixed in with proof-sheets. See letters to Robert FitzRoy, 23 November [1846], and to J. L. Stokes, [c. 26 November 1846].
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